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    Alexander Bell

    Surname Bell
    Forename(s) Alexander
    Position(s) Wing Half

    5'10"  11st.8lb.
    b. Cape Town (South Africa) 20 October 1881
    d. Chorlton cum Hardy 29 November 1934


    Debut 4 October 1913 (31 y 349d) Final Game 6 March 1915 (33y 137d)
    CAREER: Ayr Spring Vale;Ayr Westerlea;Ayr Parkhouse;Manchester United Jan'03 (£700)[278-11];Blackburn Rovers Jul'13-15 (£700);Ayr Jan’20 (free);Clackmannan Sep'21.
    INTERNATIONALS  Scotland 1 app
    ’12 v Ire.
    HONOURS FL Ch (Manchester United) ’08,’11.FAC win (Manchester United) ’09.

    Playing Statistics

    FL       11 apps
    FAC     1 apps
    Total   12 apps
    LC        1 app


    Although born in South Africa he grew up in Scotland but moved south to become part of a legendary Manchester United half back line, in the process making nearly 300 appearances. He came to Blackburn because he had a dispute with United who were unwilling to provide him with a second benefit because he was on the maximum wage. Accordingly it was agreed that he could keep half of the transfer fee the Rovers paid. Although his powers were on the decline he was always reliable when called upon. He retired from playing after serving in Salonika during the war and was appointed trainer at Coventry in 1922 and three years later took a similar appointment with Manchester City. He later returned to Ayr where he resumed his old occupation as a joiner.

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